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I saw a train advertisement on the way home. It said, "Chichester: The Next Copenhagen". Other than "don't take your holidays abroad when you could take them in the country you're already in", what does it mean?

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_nicolai_
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
It means that some advertising person somewhere is a waste of oxygen and space.
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oursin
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
I've no idea, because that is not the comparison that springs to mind, Chichester being a landlocked cathedral town and all.

Maybe they're going to set up a huge amusement park and pleasure garden?
morganlf
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
I saw one of those earlier: Brighton is the new Barcelona.

Silly!
owlfish
Oct. 2nd, 2009 08:44 am (UTC)
But that one I can make some appealing sense of. Both are good food towns/cities. Both are major modern cultural centers, particularly with some appeal to those who like clubbing, and some appeal to those who like art/architecture. Both are worth going out of one's way to be a tourist in.
steepholm
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:51 am (UTC)
But then, Brighton already has a very strong image of its own. I very much doubt that Barcelona will be advertising itself as "the new Brighton" any time soon, despite all these similarities!
la_marquise_de_
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Two places less like each other are hard to imagine.
sioneva
Oct. 1st, 2009 09:37 pm (UTC)
The next Hans Christian Anderson is currently growing up in Chichester and will be penning some marvelous fairy tales soon. Stay tuned!

I don't know. You've got me.
chickenfeet2003
Oct. 1st, 2009 10:50 pm (UTC)
Get your yacht the hell out of here before Nelson sinks it? Remember Portsmouth is but a short sail away.
gillo
Oct. 1st, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Both begin with the letter "C".

And there's a little-known mermaid Chichester is famous for? Ah, no. That would be the Arundel Tomb.
ms_cataclysm
Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:08 am (UTC)
I expect "Chichester -the town for people who find Worthing dangerously exciting" would not find favour with the tourist trade
hungry_pixel
Oct. 2nd, 2009 08:17 am (UTC)
From my experience of (suburban) Copenhagen, it means that Chichester will soon be covered in 80's style graffiti, with derelict buildings and a strong smell of Eau De Hobo pervading.

Has this advertising person BEEN to Copenhagen? Of all European cities he could have made a comparison with, I really wouldn't have chosen that one.

That said, I've never been to Chichester. Perhaps he was being refreshingly honest. And "Chichester: The new Copenhagen!" does sound better than: "Chichester: As grim as Scunthorpe"
m31andy
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
"Chichester: As grim as Scunthorpe"

No, no, no, no, no! Grim = Grimsby. Scunthorpe = ****

*g*
keira_online
Oct. 6th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Chi is lovely. Its even got a haunted McDonalds!
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